Newsbriefs ---------------------- Hopkins Medicine Begins To Work ---------------------- Johns Hopkins Medicine officially started work this month with inaugural meetings of both the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Office of Johns Hopkins Medicine. The new governing structure was developed by the trustees of the health system and the university to ensure that these distinct but independent corporations respond to the health care marketplace in an integrated way. Critical first issues for Johns Hopkins Medicine include decisions about what separate functions should be brought together under the office, as well as a review of various health care delivery strategies, said interim university president Daniel Nathans, who chairs the Office of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Weekly meetings of the office now bring together key members of the administration from the School of Medicine and the hospital/health system, as well as four department directors. Joining Nathans, School of Medicine dean Michael E. Johns, hospital/health system president James A. Block, health system executive vice president Ronald R. Peterson, and Johns Hopkins HealthCare chairman and CEO John D. Stobo are Edward J. Benz Jr., Osler Professor and director of Medicine; John L. Cameron, Blalock Professor of Surgery and director of the Section of Surgical Sciences; Thomas J. Kelly Jr., professor and director of Molecular Biology and Genetics; and Paul R. McHugh, Henry Phipps Professor and director of Psychiatry. The board of Johns Hopkins Medicine appointed Benz for a three-year term, Cameron and Kelly for two-year terms and McHugh for one year. Subsequent appointments of director members will be for a term of three years. An executive committee of the Office of Johns Hopkins Medicine includes Nathans, Block and Johns. Chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine is George L. Bunting Jr., who also serves as chairman of the Johns Hopkins Health System/Hospital board of trustees. Others on the Johns Hopkins Medicine board include university board chairman Morris W. Offit and university trustees C. Michael Armstrong, Lenox D. Baker Jr., Michael R. Bloomberg and Shale D. Stiller, and health system/hospital trustees H. Furlong Baldwin, A.B. Krongard, Diana G. Motz and Donald J. Shepard. The university president is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Johns Hopkins Medicine board. Secretary to the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine is Toby A. Gordon, vice president for planning and marketing of the health system and hospital. -------------------------- Henderson honored at Public Health workshop -------------------------- Donald A. Henderson, former dean of the School of Public Health, had a conference room dedicated in his name last week during the Advances in Family Health Communication Workshop, sponsored by the school's Center for Communication Programs. Henderson, also former deputy assistant secretary and senior science adviser in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is well-known for directing the World Health Organization's successful campaign to eradicate smallpox and for his advocacy of preventive medicine. Health communicators from Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Puerto Rico, Nigeria, Turkey and Zimbabwe are taking part in the four-week workshop, which is looking at methods of health communication that are succeeding in improving family health care practices in various parts of the world. The CCP works with countries' national, regional and local television, radio and health communicators to fashion and broadcast its family planning and reproductive health messages. At the conference room dedication, Henderson recalled how CCP director Phyllis Piotrow told him that she wanted to promote a song about sexual responsibility in Mexico. "I was very skeptical," he said, "but the song turned out to be a big hit and stayed at the top of the charts for months. ------------------------- APL kicks off its 1995 United Way campaign ------------------------- Nearly 200 APL staffers, family members and friends organized themselves into 26 teams and took part in a wide range of public service projects as part of the university division's "Day of Caring," which predated APL's official United Way Campaign kick-off on Sept. 7. Marva Heier, of the Fleet Systems Department, organized tours for dozens of staff members who visited United Way agencies, including Grassroots, Sarah's House, Boys' Home Society and Hope Lodge. "Personal involvement is the best way for people to see what their contributions accomplish," said APL campaign chairman Dan Peletier, of the Fleet Systems Department. --------------------------- Hopkins Shuttle service announces changes --------------------------- The JHMI shuttle will now pick up and discharge passengers on the south side of McElderry Street between Wolfe and Washington streets. This change will remain in effect until construction in the area is completed. The Homewood-bound shuttle stop at Penn Station will now stop on the east side of N. Charles Street, south of the crosswalk at the main entrance.
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